Steve Heaton BSc (Hons) MSc - Botanist
Steve Heaton is a postgraduate botanical ecologist whose skills encompass expert plant identification skills including the use of floral keys, plant ecology and taxonomy and systematics. Steve has extensive field survey experience including, NVC, Phase 1 (including extended and large Phase 1 mapping projects), Hedgerow, BAP habitat survey and survey for indicator or axiophyte species. Steve has experience of surveying many different habitats including woodland, grassland, upland heath, blanket bog, valley mire, wetland and aquatic habitats and his excellent plant identifications skills gives Steve confidence in surveying most habitats.
Steve also has experience of habitat management and writing management plans and reports. He has been a member of the BSBI for several years regularly attending field meetings and often goes out botanizing in his spare time. Steve is also a keen bryologist and enjoys learning this diverse group of plants.
In addition to field survey skills, Steve has several years experience of working as a plant scientist and consultant for a large international company, and have considerable experience of project management.
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